Celebrity couple, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, made headlines when August Alsina suggested in an interview that he and Jada had shared a romantic relationship while she was still married to Will. With many looking to Will and Jada as role models, the couple clarified the situation and shared how they overcame a rough patch in their aspirational relationship.
Jada appeared on her Facebook talk show, “Red Table Talk,” along with her husband Will, to discuss the reality of the situation. “Red Table Talk” has been known to viewers as a platform where other celebrities involved in controversy can share their side of the story publicly. Jada stated in a Tweet prior to the episode that it was her turn to be the focus of the show.
This episode broke facebook records, reaching over 15 million views in it’s first 24 hours.
She explained that four years ago, her introduction to Alsina coincided with a rough patch she was experiencing in her marriage, which ultimately lead to she and Will’s separation.
“I was done with you,” Will said.
“You kicked me to the curb,” Jada replied.
“We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time, and you go figure out how to make yourself happy, and I’ll figure out how to make myself happy,” Will said.
Jada explained that Alsina was introduced to the Smith family at a time when he was also dealing with his own personal difficulties. “We actually became really, really good friends. It all started with him just needing some help. Me wanting to help his health, his mental state, y’know?” Jada said.
Alsina alleged that Will gave him his blessing, however Will denied on “Red Table Talk” that there was any blessing to give, explaining that he could not control Jada’s actions.
Jada referred to her relationship with Alsina as an “entanglement,” explaining, “I was in a lot of pain, and I was very broken,” she continued. “In the process of that relationship, I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself. Luckily enough, you and I were also going through a process of healing in a much different manner. I would definitely say that we did everything that we could to get away from each other, only to realize that wasn’t possible.”
When Will asked Jada what she hoped to gain from her relationship with Alsina, she stated, “I just wanted to feel good.” She added it was “a joy” to “help heal somebody,” which she said stems from her “codependency.” During the process she explained she was able to “do some really deep healing.”
Jada and Will did ultimately rekindle their relationship and communication with Alsina ended, which she confirmed was not easy for him but necessary.
“Through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself,” Jada said.
She continued, “I’m grateful for the journey you and I have had together, because I feel like there are a lot of couples that go through those periods, and a lot of couples that have to separate and think it’s over, and you know, one thing I’ll say about you and I is that there has never been secrets.”
Toward the end of the episode the two, in unison, jokingly stated, “We ride together, we die together. Bad marriage for life.”
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